Our services

Our goal is to help you improve your business results—and the lives of the employees who drive those results.

Open-Book Management Implementation

Transform your company by getting every employee engaged in making money.

Customer Interviews

Learn more about your marketplace. Boost your repeat and referral business. We’ll make the calls for you or show you how to get your employees involved.

Business Literacy Training

Teach employees your company’s key financial numbers through this customized, non-classroom method.

Specialized Services

Gainsharing plan design. Core-customer analysis. Annual and quarterly strategic planning support. Business valuation and equity incentive plan support.

OPEN-BOOK MANAGEMENT WORKS

Open-Book Management is a way of running a company that helps everyone think and act like businesspeople. Like owners.

People + Profitability: The World’s Shortest Guide to Better Performance and More Engaged Employees

The Three Key Elements of Open-Book Management

A Brief History of a Business Movement

Client Success Stories

who we are

Our Approach

Our Approach

We offer rigorous, time-tested methodologies. We keep your costs low, and we offer a no-nonsense guarantee of client satisfaction.

Our Team

Our Team

Head coach Bill Fotsch is a graduate engineer and Harvard MBA who has helped hundreds of companies achieve great results through an engaged workforce.

“Companies that practice open-book management
have captured some sort of lightning in a bottle.”

-Training magazine

Recent Articles

  • “In half an hour or so,” Ben continued, “the rest of the staff will start wandering in. Some of them will look at those documents. Most will need some kind of explanation. I’ll be available this morning, but you’re just as qualified as I......

  • But thoughts tumbled through his mind, one after the other. The financials don’t quote the work. The financials don’t sell the work. The financials don’t perform or track the work. People do that! Source: Forbes | When The Financials Look Bad, Dig Deeper To......

  • Something, in short, was very wrong with Verona’s basic business. And Ben was at a loss about how to figure it out. Source: Forbes | The Open-Book Files: When The Financials Are Screaming...

OBM at Anthony Wilder Design/Build

Anthony Wilder Design/Build, an award-winning home-remodeling company, uses open-book management to increase teamwork, company spirit, and profitability.

Leadership Styles: Turning Employees Into Owners

A few years ago, the owners of a Maryland architectural firm opened up their books for all employees to see. Now, the founders are demonstrating effective leadership and getting employees involved. They’re turning everyone into owners.

WHAT OUR Happy Clients SAY